What's Your Portion Personality?

Even the most careful eaters and cooks let their inner portion police take a holiday. And that's when the calories pile on.

All-Day Snacker
Illustration: Andrew Bannecker

Problems with Portions?

Though we may be well-aware of the importance of appropriate portion sizes, it's still easy to let the amount of food we eat get away from us. A little too much here, a little too much there, and pretty soon the calories begin to add up. And we all have different challenges when it comes to proper portions. Here we identify common "portion personalities" and offer tips to combat the portion problems of each.

For example, you might be an All-Day Snacker.

Portion Problem: Snacks go straight from box or bag to mouth. A handful here, a handful there...who's counting?


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